“We are leaving many vulnerable species and habitats frantic, facing disruptions and uncertain outcomes,” says Oakland based artist Crystal Morey. Featured on our blog, her ceramic sculptures of people wearing animal skins express her personal connection to nature- and our strained relationship to it. “In my work, I investigate these actions while also creating an evocative and mysterious narrative that shows our interdependence with the land and animals around us.” Morey’s upcoming exhibition “At the Edge of Time” at Antler Gallery in Portland will debut a new series of small eagle, bear, and deer-headed figure, portrayed completely absorbed in some secret conference. Colored pure white and just a few inches high, they look more like precious artifacts- Morey likens them to talismans, objects believed to contain magical properties which would provide good luck and ward off evil from its owner. “Sculpted from the silken white earth of porcelain, I see these delicate figures as containing power- They are here to remind us of our current trajectory and potential for destruction and downfall.”
“At the Edge of Time” by Crystal Morey opens at Antler Gallery in Portland on November 27th and will be on view through December 31st, 2015.